The BFF Gift Guide: Designer Sunglasses for Fashionable Friends

christmas designer sunglasses gift guide

Does your best friend know her Gucci from her Prada, her culottes from her slacks, her calfskin from her chamois? Can she tell you exactly which decade aviators became popular or which 1960s designer invented the iconic mini skirt? Or can she name every Vogue editor circa 1922? And does she ever only talk in seasons, never months of the year? If this sounds like your best friend, then it’s official. She’s probably something of a fashionista.

While you’re wasting your lunch hour on Buzzfeed, she’s wasting hers on Chiara Ferragni’s blog or Kristina Bazan’s Instagram. So when it comes to stylish accessories and eyewear, she’s likely to be in the know. And it’s time for you to get clued up on the latest eyewear trends and designers if you want a gift to impress.

If you’re looking for designer sunglasses for your fashionable best friend, here are some great looks for 2017/18 that every style follower will love.

Round Aviators

Bye bye, classic Ray-Bans (for now anyway) and he-llo round aviators. This year’s hottest trend has been the round aviator frame.

As seen on everyone from Selena Gomez and Gigi Hadid to Beyonce and Blake Lively. They’re perfect for the summer season and these Giorgio Armani AR6050 frames come in 6 seriously on-trend colours. So you can get one pair for every member of the squad. 😉

rgio Armani AR6050

Giorgio Armani AR6050

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Cut Off Sunglasses

There’s something so incredibly chic about ‘unfinished’ designs like these cut off shades from Miu Miu. It’s so Margiela darling, and so 20th Century deconstructionism. Any fashionista will agree.

The half cut frame design is something that has been seen on a number of SS18 runways and is a key look for the Miu Miu range. You can always bring this look back down to reality with classic colour choice. It’s all about being timeless too, don’tcha know?

Miu Miu MU 10QS

Miu Miu MU 10QS

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Cool Cateye Frames

These Marc Jacobs MARC 10/S sunglasses bring together two core trends of 2017/18. Metal and creative cateye lenses. It’s time to turn a retro 1950s look into something modern and these frames are the perfect way to do it. Made for best friends who have a vintage edge about their wardrobe.

Marc Jacobs MARC 10/S

Marc Jacobs MARC 10/S

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The Mono Lens

The 80s is making a comeback. Think oversized, think bold colours, think visors that are fit for the space age. We’re going back in time to embrace futuristic styles (seems kinda backwards but it works).

These mono lens sunglasses are all the rage right now and they’re suitable for all year round wear, offering great coverage and protection from the sun. Get the look with these MaxMara Occhiali MM LINA II sunglasses at SelectSpecs.

MaxMara Occhiali MM LINA II

MaxMara Occhiali MM LINA II

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Hexagonal

Shapes are getting interesting this year. With hexagon lenses and even octagonal lenses making their way into different designer collections. Including Gucci, Prada, Ray Ban, Vivienne Westwood and Dolce & Gabbana.

They’re a must-have for anyone who already owns a wide range of round, square and oval lenses. Surprise them with something completely different!

Dolce & Gabbana DG2157

Dolce & Gabbana DG2157

 

Need more help choosing the perfect designer eyewear gift for someone you love? Get more ideas on trends and alternative looks that will make your gift stand out by reading our recent post: ‘This Year’s Wackiest Eyewear Trends‘.

 

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